Simply the best awards for improving the tourist offer and creativity

first_imgThe plaques were presented to the winners by Tomislav Fain, President of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies, and Maja Šimenc, Director of DMK Vall042 and the PUT Exchange. Ružica Mikačić for many years of journalistic work and expressed creativity in designing and realizing a number of attractive contents in the field of tourism, which gave a significant contribution to Croatian tourist journalism, but also to the improvement of overall Croatian tourism, especially in Dalmatia; Source / photo: DMK Wall 042 The “Simply the best” award for creativity and improvement of the tourist offer in six categories – catering, events, travel agencies, new projects, people, special awards – was received by 45 individuals and companies from the tourism sector. Category “Manifestations“It is divided into four groups. In the group “Preservation of traditional local customs”, awards were given to Bela nedeja (Kastav), Eko etno Gacka (Otočac), LIDAS (Pleternica) and (Sr) etno Selce (Crikvenica riviera). In the group “Entertainment and recreational facilities”, the awards were won by Country Weekend (Koprivnica), Toy Festival (Ivanić Grad) and Slovenian Weekend (Biograd na Moru). The winners of the group “Culture and eno-gastronomy” are the Pearl of the Sea (Supetar on Brač), Black Sheep (Baška), Strawberry & Sparkling Festival and Voloder Autumn (Voloder). In the last group “Sport and Recreation”, Du Motion (Dubrovnik), Lipik 3 × 3 Challenger (Lipik), Boat Marathon (Metković) and Uvati Vitar (Sutivan) received awards. Ivan Srakovčić for many years of innovative and creative entrepreneurial activity in the development of new tourist products, thus making an immeasurable contribution to the development and quality of the tourist offer of the Karlovac region; As part of the business tourism exchange PUT, which gathered more than 150 participants from five countries in Gradac, the annual awards of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies and the magazine Way to Croatia were presented today at a ceremony at the Hotel Labineca. “A new project in tourismIs the category whose winners of the award are Adrenaline Park Duboka (Nature Park Papuk), Eco Ethno Farm Savus (Bukovlje), Interpretation Center for Maritime Heritage (Lošinj), Marcin Farm – Family Farm Martin Subotić (Germans), Paleo Park (Bale), Project Passes through time (Vodnjan), Project Šišanske legende (Ližnjan), Project Virtual and cultural tourism (Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County), Project For Zlarin without plastic (Zlarin) and Wine, olive & heritage festival (Jelsa).center_img Pavo Jerković for many years of creative work on shaping the special tourist offer, which marked the development of new tourist products with his own example, and gave an exceptional contribution to the tourist development of the Neretva Valley; Awards in the third category “Travel agency“Received Sunturist (Novalja), Viatica travel (Brestovec Orehovički), Aquamarin CK (Banska Bystrica, Slovakia) and TA Lambada (Bugojno, BiH). “Special recognitionsReceived Hotel Esplanada (Zagreb) for excellence, quality and year-round design of special facilities which significantly enriches the tourist offer of the destination, Krapina-Zagorje County for quality and development of year-round tourist offer based on tradition of life, culture and customs which makes Zagorje today positioned as attractive , content and the most developed Croatian continental destination and the Municipality of Vir for creativity and quality of year-round design of the tourist offer and continuous development and realization of new tourist contents, which significantly raised the attractiveness of the destination. Awards in the category “Persons“Received: Category “restaurant”Consists of three groups -” Offer of traditional food and beverages – restaurants “,” Offer of traditional food and beverages – picnic areas “and” Accommodation facilities with additional facilities “. In the first group, the awards were won by Mashtel Distillery (Nin), Klijet Lojzekova hiža (Gusakovec) and Restaurant Zlatne gorice (Kneginec Gornji). In the group related to picnic areas, the awards were won by the Kršlinov mlin picnic area (Bregana), the Mihoci picnic area (Maglenča) and the Vukovar house (Vukovar). In the last group, the winners are Hotel Boškinac (Novalja), Rooms Maksimilian (Osijek), Villa Covri (Brtonigla) and Zaton Holiday Resort (Zaton). Đurđica Šimičić for her creativity and inventiveness in the development of the destination management process and quality improvement in tourism, which gave a special contribution to building the tourist recognition of Lošinj and its positioning among the most attractive Croatian tourist destinations.last_img read more

Edelbrock supports claim engine drivers, returns to IMCA Stock Car decal program

first_imgEdelbrock gives 2975 Victor Jr. intakes to highest finishing claim engine drivers in each of the five Modified regions and 2701, 7121 or 2176 intakes to both Stock Car regional champions. Top claim engine drivers in both Hobby Stock regions and in Northern and Southern SportMod national standings also receive their choice of 2701, 7121 or 2176 intakes. All Edelbrock awards will be presented during the IMCA national banquet in November or mailed beginning the fol­lowing week from the IMCA home office. Information about Edelbrock products is available by call­ing 310 781-2222, at the www.edelbrock.com website and on Facebook.  TORRANCE, Calif. – Edelbrock continues its support of IMCA drivers competing with claim engines for a 23rd season, renewing product and product certificate awards in five divisions.  Regional Modified and Stock Car rookies of the year receive $25 product certificates. The Torrance, Calif., high performance parts manufacturer and distributor gives IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod awards, while returning to the Stock Car national decal program for the second yearcenter_img Stock Car drivers are required to display two Edelbrock decals on their race car to be eligible for national and regional point fund shares.  Fifty dollar gift certificates go to second through fifth place claim engine competitors in each Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock region, and to second through fifth place claim engine drivers in national point standings for both Northern and Southern SportMods. “The key to this program is to fill out the online contingency sign-up form for your division and submit it along with your car photo,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Our tracking of claim engine drivers is dependent upon those forms and we want to make sure the most deserving drivers are rewarded at the end of the year.”last_img read more

Junior Parent Information night planned in Franklin County

first_imgBrookville, In. — Junior Parent Information Night at Franklin County High School will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The event is parents or guardians of juniors who would like to be prepared for the upcoming school year and learn about post-secondary options.last_img

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSNFL has plan to reopen training facilities as early as next weekUNDATED (AP) — The NFL continues to take steps toward a return to normalcy since the coronavirus pandemic. Former MLB All-Star and executive Bob Watson diesUNDATED (AP) — Two-time All-Star first baseman Bob Watson has died at 74, 24 years after becoming the first black general manager to win a World Series.Watson was an All-Star selection in 1973 and ’75 while with the Astros. He hit over .300 four times, collected at least 100 RBIs twice and has the distinction of scoring the millionth run in major league history.Watson was GM of the Yankees when they knocked off the Braves in the 1996 World Series. He also served in the commissioner’s office.Watson’s son, Keith, said his father died from kidney disease. May 15, 2020 VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR’s Pocono race up in the airUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR is resuming its schedule with racing at southern tracks, but it remains uncertain when the circuit can venture north.Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he’s told NASCAR officials that his state isn’t ready to make a decision on the reopening of Pocono Raceway, which is scheduled to host races June 27 and 28. The raceway sits in an area that is deemed a red zone by Wolf as the state deals with the coronavirus pandemic.NASCAR resumes its schedule Sunday and Wednesday at Darlington, South Carolina, before the circuit holds back-to-back races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR then heads to Bristol, Tennessee, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Martinsville, Virginia, before events at Homestead-Miami and Talladega. Pocono is the first race scheduled north of Virginia and would be followed by the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Update on the latest sports Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued a memo to all 32 teams stressing that teams must be in compliance with any additional public health requirements in their jurisdiction and have implemented the protocols that were developed by league medical officer Dr. Allen Sills and distributed to all clubs on May 6. The memo obtained by The Associated Press added that clubs unable to meet these criteria on May 19 may reopen their facilities on the earliest date thereafter on which they are able to comply.Facilities have been closed since late March due to the coronavirus pandemic.Each team was required to submit a plan to the league for reopening its training/practice facility this week.In other NFL news:— The Colts now have seven of their nine 2020 draft picks under contract after signing Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, Washington quarterback Jacob Eason and Michigan linebacker Jordan Glasgow to four-year deals. Taylor became the first junior in FBS history to rush for more than 6,000 career yards. Receiver Michael Pittman Jr. and cornerback Julian Blackmon remain unsigned. 76ers coach Brett Brown says stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) are recovering nicely from their injuries. Simmons had missed his eighth straight game and was receiving daily treatment for his nerve issues in his lower back when the season stopped. Embiid was recovering from surgery on his left hand and had just returned after missing five games with a sprained left shoulder at the time of the shutdown.Brown says he’s considered his fate as Sixers coach after a season of expectations to contend for an NBA championship faded to sixth in the Eastern Conference when it stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic.In other NBA news:— Pistons guard Bruce Brown says he had thumb surgery last month and is ready to play if the NBA season resumes. Brown said during a video conference Friday that a ligament was placed back onto his thumb bone. He said he had been dealing with pain in the thumb this season, but it didn’t limit him much. Brown has scored 8.9 points per game this season, more than double his average as a rookie in 2018-19.MLB-OBIT-BOB WATSON Associated Press — The Browns have hired former 49ers executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their new vice president of football operations, making him the top assistant to first-year general manager Andrew Berry. Adofo-Mensah will join a new staff in Cleveland after Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam overhauled the front office following a 6-10 season.— Former NFL linebacker James Harrison says Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not offer a bounty for an illegal hit on a member of the Browns. Harrison told former teammate Willie Colon on a podcast that Tomlin handed him an envelope shortly after Harrison was fined in 2010 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massqoui. Harrison declined to specify what was in the envelope but posted on Instagram that Tomlin never offered a bounty on opposing players. Steelers President Art Rooney II said he’s “certain” the exchange between Harrison and Tomlin never happened.NBA-NEWSPistons’ Bruce Brown says he had thumb surgery last monthUNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are confident they will be at full strength if the NBA season ever resumes. — The Belgian Grand Prix can go ahead on its original August date, but with no fans. Friday’s announcement by local Belgian authorities came two days after the Belgian government allowed outdoor training at sporting facilities to resume under a coach’s supervision starting next week. The Formula One race scheduled for Aug. 28-30 was under threat after Belgium banned all mass events in the country until Aug. 31 because of the pandemic. The track will reopen for professional practice on May 18.— The Russian soccer league will restart on June 21 after a break of more than three months because of the pandemic. The league intends to pack eight rounds of games into just over one month to finish on July 22. All games will be held in empty stadiums. The Russian Cup will also continue with the final on July 25. That means some clubs face up to 11 games to finish the season.— The CEO of next year’s Tokyo Olympics says the postponed games might not look like what fans are accustomed to. Toshiro Muto says cuts are likely in many areas with the cost of the postponement estimated in Japan at between $2 billion and $6 billion. Muto says one target for saving money was the torch relay. He says “we are looking into every possible area” for cuts.— Bowling Green has dropped baseball as part of a move to ease financial stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The school says it’s reducing its athletic budget by $2 million. Athletic director Bob Moosbrugger says the school will honor scholarship agreements through graduation and will assist student-athletes who want to transfer. Bowling Green’s move came one day after Akron, another member of the Mid-American Conference, dropped three sports because of fiscal hardship caused by the virus outbreak.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— A coalition of players is urging Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill that would provide critical funding for elementary and secondary education. Among the signers of the letter from the Players Coalition are NFL players Devin McCourty, Kelvin Beachum and Sebastian Joseph-Day. The letter asks the House and the Senate to pass the HEROES Act, which would secure internet access for millions of economically disadvantaged students during the pandemic.— The Michigan tournament where the LPGA Tour hoped to resume has been canceled. The LPGA says the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will not be played July 15-18. The tour did not offer any other specifics except for Commissioner Mike Whan emphasizing the long-term health of the tour is paramount. This is the only team event on the LPGA schedule. Whan says Dow has extended its title sponsor contract and the LPGA will return to the Great Lakes Bay region next year and beyond. The cancellation means the LPGA now hopes to return July 23-26 with the Marathon LPGA Classic in Ohio.— The professional tennis tours are extending their suspensions caused by the coronavirus pandemic through at least the end of July. The total number of tournaments scrapped by the ATP and WTA since March now tops 40. Both tours say they will make further scheduling announcements in June. The top tours already had been on hold at least until July 13. That was announced on April 1 on the same day that the All England Club said it would be canceling Wimbledon for the first time in 75 years because of the outbreak.— The International Tennis Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction ceremony for Goran Ivanisevic (ee-vah-NEE’-she-vihch) and Conchita Martinez has been canceled. So has the annual men’s grass-court Hall of Fame Open tournament. The induction was scheduled at the Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, for July 18. That is the same day the tournament was supposed to finish. But the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the suspension of all sanctioned tennis competition since March and at least until the end of July. Ivanisevic and Martinez now will be honored alongside any Class of 2021 inductees in July 2021.last_img read more

English championships will showcase girls’ golf

first_img21 Jul 2015 English championships will showcase girls’ golf The skills of the leading girl golfers in the country will be showcased in Norfolk next week when almost 200 young players contest three English championships.Sheringham will host the older players who will take part in the English girls’ championship, while Royal Cromer will test the competitors seeking English girls’ U16 and U14 titles. All three championships will be played simultaneously, from Tuesday to Thursday, 28-30 July.There’s much to play for, with three places up for grabs in the England team for the Girls’ Home Internationals. The successful trio will complete the side which will bid for an eighth consecutive title, joining the five players who have already been selected.Those who have secured their places are Emma Allen (Meon Valley), Annabel Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) and Lizzie Prior (Burhill), who will all play at Sheringham; and Sammy Fuller (Roehampton) who is targeting the U16 title at Royal Cromer. Prior tied second in last week’s English women’s championship at Hunstanton, Allen tied 14th and Fuller, who shot a first round 66, was 16th.A team of four U16 players will also be selected to play Switzerland at Heswall.There will be a strong local challenge, with seven Norfolk girls playing in the U16s at Royal Cromer and two in the girls’ championship at Sheringham.Those at Royal Cromer include Amelia Williamson (Image © Leaderboard Photography), a member of the host club who has just completed a winning triple in schools’ golf, capturing national, U16 and south-east titles. Williamson and county girls’ champion Jasmine Campbell (Royal Norwich) impressed last week when they both completed all four rounds of the English women’s championship.They are joined by county champion Amy Taylor (Bawburgh), Ellie Brown and Megan Mann (both Barnham Broom), Chloe Rowswell (Eaton) and Abigail O’Riordan (Thetford).At Sheringham, the players include Sian Fenn-Green (Swaffham) and Tara Davis (Barnham Broom).All three girls’ championships have attracted an international entry with players travelling from across Europe as well as from the other home countries.All competitors will play one round on each of the first two days. Then, the fields in the English girls’ and the English U6 girls’ will each be cut to the leading 36 players and ties, who contest the final 36 holes on the last day. The U14 field – which includes two 11-year-olds – will be cut to the leading 18 players and ties who play the final 18 holes on Thursday.In addition to the three championships, the final of the Abraham Trophy will take place at Royal Cromer on Monday 27 July when 22 youngsters will play-off for the title of the most improved girl golfer in the country.The finalists, who have qualified on the basis of handicap reduction, include Amelia Williamson, Chloe Gibbs (Royal Norwich) and Maisie Farrelly (Dereham).Click here for the webpage for the English girls’ championshipClick here for the webpage for the English U16 and U14 girls’ championshipsClick here for the Abraham Trophy webpagelast_img read more